2016 Annual Nature Photography Competition

The Wildling Museum of Art and Nature is pleased to present its annual nature photography competition. The theme for the 2016 exhibit is “Where Land Meets Water.” New this year, the competition has been expanded to include a Junior category. Winners from both categories will be displayed at the Wildling in the Summer of 2016.

All Entries Due By May 2, 2016 at 5:00 pm

Entries may be submitted by email, mail, or in person at the Museum. To pay for entries online click HERE

Members receive one free entry into the photography competition. Are you a current member? If not, join or renew today!

Clyde Butcher, Little Butternut Key 2

The goal of this exhibit is to explore where land meets water; where dirt, sand, or stone meet ponds, puddles, lakes, oceans, creeks, rivers and waterfalls. Promoting the art of nature photography, the Wildling is looking for artists who show attention to light, composition, depth of field and focus. It is also to provide an opportunity for artists to display their work, and for the public to view and purchase the excellent photographs being produced by these fine artists.

Prizes and Awards!

In the Adult Category,

  • Three cash awards will be announced at the exhibition opening:
    • First Place: $250
    • Second Place: $100
    • Third Place: $50
  • An additional award will be given for best of black & white photography.


In the Junior Category,

  • One cash award will be announced at the exhibition opening:
    • First Place: $100
  • Additional prizes to be announced.


An exhibition of winners and finalists will be on view at the Wildling in Summer 2016.


Click on the buttons below for competition PDFs. [button color="#COLOR_CODE" background="#COLOR_CODE" size="medium" a target="_blank" src="http://www.tempwildling.wildlingmuseum.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/2016-Wildling-Nature-Photo-Comp-Rules-and-Description.pdf"]Competition Description and Rules[/button] [button color="#COLOR_CODE" background="#COLOR_CODE" size="medium" a target="_blank" src="http://www.tempwildling.wildlingmuseum.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/2016-Wildling-Photography-Competition-Entry-Form-ADULT-CATEGORY-digital-form.pdf"]Adult Category Entry Form[/button] [button color="#COLOR_CODE" background="#COLOR_CODE" size="medium" a target="_blank" src="http://www.tempwildling.wildlingmuseum.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/2016-Wildling-Photography-Competition-Entry-Form-JUNIOR-CATEGORY-digital-form.pdf"]Junior Category Entry Form[/button]

To pay for your entries online click HERE